Monday, March 8, 2010

I moved

SO we are in austin and I also moved the blog you can now find us here.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I am more a blog stalker that writer these days. I have been feeling ho-hum and did not feel like sharing all that to remember at a later date. We have gotten moved but are still working in Houston and driving to Austin where our cat gets to live every chance we get. Needless to say it has been very stressful. I spend my days off looking high and low for a job. P had several things lined up and now is standing in line waiting for the openings.

Because of this and other issues I have been depressed. Not wanting to take it out on P but he is in my line of fire. I know he is looking and doing everything he can to change the situation but I do not do well with uncertainty.

Then I did some of my blogstalking yesterday and read Kelly's Korner Which is a super cute blog that is very inspiring with all the things she has been thru. But anyways this particular post hit home of I had to stop pushing God to make everything the way I want it now but let him provide and the things that is best for us he will make happen in due time.
Gosh that just hit home for me. I went to bed with some peace and slept well for the first time in a few weeks. My husband called me this morning after I woke to tell me that he was interviewing for a position with his company in New Braunfels on Friday. Where we had tried last year to move and he could never get a transfer thou. God works on the time schedule he wants. You just have to have faith.

PS> I will be backdating a couple post I have of the holidays that I could never get myself to finish.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Don"t hate me

So I have seen many people put some of the lyrics on their facebook status. I thought it was a rap song cause, well I am not trendy. So I finally checked out the video and please don't tell anyone but I really kinda sorta like it and will be downloadin it on my zune. Zune which is the unhip mircosoft Ipod. See still not trendy!

I lurve you more than my luggage

So this past weekend I had to mark a xmas gift off my list for my mom. Now I am done shopping but I had to wait till this past weekend and you may ask why but it was for this.
Yep I got to meet her.
And talk to here, more on that later....
So at 6:30 AM my mother text me to tell me that the venue has changed and I need to be there two hours early just to get a ticket to get in line to then get in line to meet PW. ?!?! However will I get to the other side of town seeing as I just woke up at 10:30 (don't judge me I working the night before and it was the last sat I will be sleeping in for a while) So I got dressed in a hurry which is NEVER good for me cause it takes three times longer that normal..
Ok ready to go out the door... where is my cell phone? Not in the bed, not in the bathroom , not in kitchen, living room, etc. Look for phone that was just in hand for 10 mins. Tear bed apart. nope. Tear bathroom apart. nope. Look in bed again. nope. Seriously I had the phone in my hand two minutes ago! Oh look at the foot of the bed under all the covers that I looked in ten times!!!!
Ok out the door, wait no need the cookbook....I put it somewhere I could find it later...GRRRR. Ok finally find cookbook and have EVERYTHING I could need. So i drive to the other side of town and when I get there I see that yes there is alot of people there. ALOT.
So I get in the line for the ticket to get in another line. Ok going good I am cherry. Aw so cute how they named them after flavors instead of colors. (more on this later) So I start walking around to see where I will be at for the next while. It was held at Georgia's Market, which is an all natural, local grown store. They had a buffet and little tea and coffee stands and all and all very neat place to be in for many hours.
So it is now close to 1 which is when P-dub is going to speak so I fine a spot and pullout my new camera to take some pictures.......the camera will not come on. Slight freak out. Text hubby telling him he broke it ;) He tells me I have an extra camera battery try that. Still does not work. OHHHH the battery is in wrong.grrrr. So at this point PW is out and sitting and answering questions and let me tell you for a woman that is all worried about her spanx she is little bitty. She is tall but tiny. And you know how you read something and give the narrator a voice tone? anyone? Well I had a huskier voice from reading the black heels to tractor wheels (which she is publishing She had this sweet little your best friend for years voice.

So she is done speaking and they explain the tickets we got earlier and the color order. So my cute cherry is used only after they have gone thru EVERY color in the world! Blue,red,pink,white,green,black,purple,yellow,petal,lilac,sky blue,vanilla,CHERRY,etc... So yeah I will be here a while!
So I decide to get something to eat from the buffet and find a seat. I ask a couple of very nice ladies that are knitting if anyone is sitting next to them and they reply no so I proceed to sit and stuff my face. While picking the lettuce out of my mouth I see a lady taking pictures out of the side of my eye so I watch her and realize I am somewhat sorta in her shot. So I ask her would you tell me what blog I am about to be on?
Well this is Sweetpea
From here
So we proceed to talk for the next ohhh 6 colors or 3 hours!! She has a super cute blog and super cute lil twin boys. Go check her out Mkay? So we are chating and she is there with her mom and Aunt that don"t quite get why we are here for 3 hours.
We where also talking to this sweet lady that is from here.
From 2009-12-09 PW
named Julie. She does tons of Christmas decorating and has chickens! I learned bunchs about chicks from these two ladies! And as you can see Julie had a color before us. So she got to come back and gloat of meeting Mrs. PDub.
At this point we have been here for about 4 hours and someone is walking around with color cards for "earlier" colors, and one happens to be skyy blue which my new friends Sweetpea and momma are in. And my hubby is texting me to see if me and PW are going to dinner together since I have been there so long! So I have a new color and am wondering how close we are so I go ask. OH after 8 colors we are 2 away. so we chitchat more, I seriously think I told them my WHOLE life story!
So the group before us is getting close to the end so we decide to "station" ourselves around the store because they kept starting the line in different spots. Sweetpea was in the right spot so we are at the front of the line! Sweet!
From 2009-12-09 PW
But still not to PW

Now I had planned to make PW and MM my armadilo eggs but due to I was lazy that morning I did not. But look at all these gifts!!
PW and one of THE cameras she uses for the pics that suck you in and spit you out with now holey yoga pants.

So now the heat is on to have your crafty not the same as everyone else thing ready to say. Ummmm, I'll wing it.

So here is Sweet pea and momma up there
So my turn

M: Hello I bet you are tired
PW: No I love this part getting meet so many people
M: Yes so many people love you blog I wish we could've met MM and the punks!
PW: Oh they had to go home yesterday
M: So how many cities do you have?
PW: oh Atlanta, New York, West Chester, PA, and Tennesse we are going to have so much fun my sister is going with me!
(she is almost done with my books)
M: Well my mother and I love you so please don't turn all Kate Gosslien on us like she did after her book tour, we like you as you are too much
PW: (nervous laughter)

Now here is pics that Sweat pea took while I was jabbering on to poor PW

Poor PW but look I did make her laugh some...maybe?!?!?
So yea to new friend and meeting the only Pioneer Woman!
And I got the nifty pioneer woman exclusive booktour tee too!
Now on my drive home and telling my momma I must lurve her more that my luggage my hubby text me this:
I would not wait in line for five hours to have sex with a playmate!
Aww honey good thing I was only 5 mins from home at this point and I did not ask you to come with me!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New bedding

I LUUURVE my new bedding

Just an FYI

From 2009-12-09 PW

and so does tiggy

From 2009-12-09 PW

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Where to begin......

So hi me ago....I know it has been so long. I have been here still stalking other blogs but not saying much. So alot has happened. The next day was Halloween and we had a good night with friends. At the last min we dressed up as Hugh Hefner and a playboy bunny. Then the next weekend P when to the race in fort worth and then to a job interview in Austin. So fingers crossed that his posit. ion starts there in mid dec cause we are moving Dec 12th! We went up this past weekend and looked at apartments and found one we really liked and they had a good deal so we signed a lease! It has only taken a year longer but we are finally moving.

Last weekend was very stressful, it did not start out that way we went out for MPG dirty thirty b-day Friday night. Then we got up early Sat morning and drove to Austin, looked at a couple apartments then got in a wreck, then found the apartment we are renting then went to San Antonio to stay with friends. Oh you are still hung on the wreck?!? Yeah we got rear-ended on 35 while in P new truck ( got it in march but still it is new). We are ok I guess, I am still sore and have a concussion but I gave that to myself on a bunk bed later that night. My hubby should know not to startle me while sleeping but he did and I hit the sense out of my head on the bottom part of the top bunk! So rough weekend with lots of exciting things!

So 2 more weeks of school and time to really start looking for a job in Austin. Next week the family will be coming down for Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncles house. This weekend we are going to P'S parents to celebrate with them. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, October 30, 2009


So again long time no talk. The reason being............nothing really! I have has alot of different little things going on so this will be a long post.

I finished the first part of my classes. I started the second part which is MUCH harder!!!! I have 5 weeks left and I am scare. It is scary to me that I am learning simular to what people go to law school for three years in 14 weeks. How am I suppose to learn all of this and be able to use it?!?

We are getting closer to moving. We have extended our lease for (cross fingers) the last time! We are looking at the week between christmas and new years to move. I am about to paper the city of Austin with my resume and if all else fails I can allows bartend till I find a paralegal postion. I am so excited because with this moe we can really get a good "fresh" start without some of our ghost. Which have been biting me in the butt as I have been having several strange dreams this last week all doing with our ex's and strange situations and questions of if we should have gotten married. Which I do not question but not a good feeling to have a dream about!
Anyone else have strange drems like that?
Next up would be The holidays coming up. We are very excited that my parents will be coming in town for at least Thanksgiving, which my lovely hunny has not had a holiday where he had to drive 250+ miles since he was in college. He might even be able to over eat this year!
I really want to decorate for the fall or xmas but with an impending move over our head I don't forsee getting to use any of our ornaments we got this year. I have spend this past year with P making him get a ornament everywhere we go. So needless to say we have a good collection of "our" memories to put on a tree.
I went to my parents in earlier this month for my baby sisters' b-day and that was an adventure. I let her use my car to get her drivers license then we did so shopping and she weaseled another b-day gift out of me of perfume. We then went and did some grocery shopping and had dinner with my mom and when we came back I pulled in the drive and it felt like I ran over something so I backed up and I could not go anywhere. I got out to see that my passanger wheel assembly was detattched from the car! Apparently when I had all the work from the wreck they subbed out the suspenion work and they did not torque the bolt and it flexed out with pulling in and out of my parents steeper that I normally drive, driveway. So again my car was in the shop. so let add this all up shall we...
Get the car Aug 18th
Engine light comes on and goes in shop Aug 27 for supposely a misfire and it gets a tune up get car out Sept 8th.($540 covered under warrenty)
Sept 9th we evacuate for Ike I leave my car in Nixon for 2 weeks till we have power and go pick it up and the engine light is on again. Goes back in shop on Sept 23rd
Is in shop for 2 months and am told everything under the moon as to why it is taking so long. Ends up getting a new motherboard and two new heads because the did not cailbrate the motherboard right and water got into the heads when they test drove it. ($5300 covered again under warrenty)
June someone hits me at work on the driver side and comes back the next day and leaves thier insurance info. Car in shop to get repaired ($1200 insurance claim)
July 9th get t-boned and have car in shop for 6 weeks and $8900 worth of damage. So add it all up 540+5300+1200+8900 =$15,940 in repairs since I owed this vehicle in ONE year!!!!!! I need to get a new car cause this one has bad juju!
So it added much stress to my trip as I spent the whole day watching them try to get my car out of the driveway and then get a rental car. I have no idea how much the repairs cost on this because they where all covered by the repair shop in Houston. Dani had a good birthday and I was exhuasted but got in the car to drive home to my husband and turn around and get in his car to drive to his family reunion! We had a good time seeing his family and playing card with his parents. I was glad thou to be home Sunday night after being gone all week.
So that is all I can think of for the moment but that is what has been going on with me for the last couple weeks. So I will try to check a little more often. Till next time dear friends!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


So sense we are not where we want to be living and we have minimal room in our apartment and I have the nesting bug I have started by redecorating around here. And by here I mean blog work. Look for a new headline this week too.

So this last week has brought a few changes in my work world. My company was sold 3 weeks ago. The new owners have owned simular businesses in the past but not one exactly like ours. Now there is several of us that have been there for 3-5 years, basically since it was opened. We are a close family. We are all adult and thou this job is not any of our dream jobs we do our jobs very well and have 90% regulars as customers. The new owners said nothing would change but we have realized in the last couple weeks they are very controlling and slightly paroniod. Things we do everyday have been questioned if we are stealing. We do not have product and are told to just tell customers to get something else. Specials are being changed with no warning to the customers. Now I began this job as a hiatus from the real world nearly 4 years ago and have had difficult managers and such over the years but nothing like this. I have never had a time where I did not want to go to work. I do like it and 99% of the people (with regulars there are some you just aren't bbf's with no matter what). But there is a feeling that has come over everyone that is to protect you own behind and find somewhere else to go before we are all replaced. Now the choice of do I ride it out till I am really miserable or just go somewhere else. Since this is not my career choice why is this decision so hard? Cause I do make great money working only three days a week and I like everyone their besides the new owners.

In good news I have been doing really well in my classes and have 2 weeks left, thou the last week is just a wrap up with no test or homework so really one week. Then I have my second session which is seven weeks as well. After that I will be a certified paralegal. Which at that point I will began my hunt for a job in the Austin area. So it adds to my do I want to change jobs three months before I look for ANOTHER job in another city.

Why do I have to be a grown up? I wanna live in Neverland with the Lost boys.....

Friday, September 18, 2009

Where have you been?

So I realized it has been a while since we talked. What have I been up to? Well get ready this is going to be a LOONNNG one! Well since I last left you the next day this happened.....

Yes my pretty car is not so pretty. Someone decided I did not go thru a fourway stop fast enough and I was T-boned. I have been fighting with insurance for the last two months and still have some unresolved issues, but I have my car back, mostly in one piece.

Then a week later we finally left on our honeymoon. That was not without it's own drama but I will leave that for another post in the near future. I promise!
Us happy before leaving Houston and finding out there would be 1200 kids on the boat!

We were gone for 10 days and ready for a vacation the day we got back! Once we landed in the airport we got the news that P did not in fact get the transfer to Austin. Strike 2. They needed someone right away and his branch could not release him for another month. Need less to say we where very dispointed as we feel good a bout the chances of getting this transfer. It was back to work and dealing with car issues. No rest for the weary!

We did make it up to the Austin area to eat at Casino El Camino, as featured on diners, drive-in and dives. I love that show and I now love Casino's salsa verde chili cheese fries. SOOOO GOOD! We then stopped in NB and then made our way to Helotes to see Reckless Kelly. The next day we floated the river with some friends and it was LOW, low, low!

We also visited with P parents and I got to see some of our "stuff". We moved everything out of the storage unit to his parents after the wedding and now have the two back bedrooms packed to the brim. I kept waking in the middle of the night to make sure no boxes or the hide away couch that was on its side were going to fall on our head. Seriously we have some crap! When we get a house I am sure we will have to have a garage sell to get rid of a bunch of stuff we no longer want!

I started school on Aug 19th and after Dec 4th I will be a certified Paralegal. I have been wanting to do this for a while but the timing was not right. So far I am doing good as I just finished week 4 and my first midterm memo. Hopefully with this, a real estate license and a notary public I can find a job in Austin in Dec-Jan!

So our plan now is to stay put thru the end of the year and I finish school and P get his bonus. After that we will be hitting the Austin job market hard! We are both ready for a life change and just have to take it one step at a time. I know god has a plan for us and we can not rush it.

With that I bid you good night and ya"ll come back now ya hear!?!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Here comes the bride!

Here is just a few wedding pics stolen from my friend Amy. I can't wait to see the real deals from Jen. One week and we will be in the Bahamas!!!!!
I have many more post that I will be doing to recap the wedding hoopla. I just need a wedding break. My husband (I love the sound of that) and I will be low key this weekend and playing tourist and going to the battleship of texas and san jacinto monument. HE also would like to get a pedicure!
My other thing I love most of married life is seeing his wedding band. I don"t know what it is about it but every time I see a flash of it I smile.
Till later
Mrs. Kopecki!